LaFrance on Software as a “Component” of a Patented Invention under Section 271(f)
Response or Comment
When software supplied from the United States is copied overseas, and only the copies are installed in computers so as to produce a programmed computer that would infringe a patent if assembled in the United States, the Supreme Court held in Microsoft v. AT&T that the exporter has not supplied a component of a patented invention for assembly overseas, and thus has not infringed within the meaning of Section 271(f).
2008 Emerging Issues 1299 (2007).
LaFrance, Mary, "LaFrance on Software as a “Component” of a Patented Invention under Section 271(f)" (2007). Scholarly Works. 448.